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Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution

Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: Jerusalem : International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Kershaw
ISBN: 9780300151275 0300151276
OCLC Number: 262432378
Description: vi, 394 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Working towards the "Führer' : reflections on the nature of the Hitler dictatorship --
Ideologue and propagandist : Hitler in light of his speeches, writings, and orders, 1925-1928 --
Improvised genocide? : the emergence of the 'final solution' in the 'Warthegau' --
Hitler's role in the 'final solution' --
The 'everyday' and the 'exceptional' : the shaping of popular opinion, 1933-1939 --
German popular opinion during the 'final solution' : information, comprehension, reactions --
Reactions to the persecution of the Jews --
Popular opinion and the extermination of the Jews --
German popular opinion and the 'Jewish question', 1939-1943 : some further reflections --
Hitler and the Holocaust --
'Normality' and genocide : the problem of 'historicization' --
Shifting perspectives : historiographical trends in the aftermath of unification --
Hitler and the uniqueness of Nazism --
War and political violence in twentieth-century Europe.
Responsibility: Ian Kershaw.


Presents historiographic research on Nazi Germany. This book brings together the important aspects of the author's research on the Holocaust. Featuring three sections: Hitler and the 'Final  Read more...
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"'this short book goes to the heart of the great debates over Nazism, then examines the progress of the debates themselves... an important contribution to the historiography of the Second World War. Read more...

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